So, I learned two things yesterday.
First, I want to live without a computer. You know, like as a lifestyle. I didn't know this before. It came up in one of the zillions of email/twitter/fb/instagram exchanges that were flying around following the launch of what shall from here on out be referred to as "the seminar" . . . (no doubt I will have to talk about it now and again in the months ahead and the idea of typing out that whole freaking title makes my hair fall out). And so ..
Second, the consensus is in. Apparently, I am much more "me" in the blooper reel.
This was told to me many (many) times over the course of the day --- things like "oh, there you are!" and "I didn't recognize you until I saw the outtake video" and, from no less than my ex-husband who said, "it was kind of funny watching you try to do "serious"-- good thing you had the blooper reel to let people see who you really are."
So I am goofy? Nothing wrong with goofballs, am I right Miss DAY-Z?
It's true. I should've just not tried to be all formal like-- but you know, live and learn. Next time (<---ha hahah as if there will ever be a next time!) I will just roll around on the floor and eat rice krispie treats while I talk.
Let the real Elizabeth be seen, yes?
But you know what I loved most? Was ladygenj's surprise at my voice!
She expected something more "wild, gypsy, free" and hello--- I could be mistaken for a five year old selling lemonade . .. BUT it made me think .. . how COOL would it be for me to try and modulate my voice? Really set about and change my speaking voice the way you change your hair or go to the gym or whatever, right?
Wouldn't it be FUN to be able to talk like Patricia Clarkson? (I LOVE her voice!) And of course the QUEEN of "honey-whiskey" Blythe Danner yeah, I could go with either of those.
Now, back to life without a computer. I did not know this. I did not have this vision.
And, now I do.
Oh my ----- it's gonna happen. It can't happen as long as Squam is my livelihood .. . but one day. I can see it now-- and people, I am so damn excited. I am really (truly) tired of the computer. Don't misunderstand. It has been amazing. It has changed my life. It has linked me to people from all over the world, from all walks of life--- it has brought amazing information to me.
And let's not forget youtube. C'mon now-- that alone is reason enough to love the computer.
But I am done. The end is near . .. . and this? This is a new vision.